Man hurt in crash with paving machine

An Allendale man is in good condition after crashing into a construction vehicle early Tuesday morning on Eighth Avenue.
Becky Vargo
Jul 15, 2014


Dustin Neil Gilbert, 24, was southbound on Eighth Avenue at about 1:20 a.m., when he said he took his eyes off the road for a minute, said Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

He claimed he didn’t have enough time to avoid a collision when he looked back.

Gilbert’s car struck a paving machine that was being loaded onto a trailer at the side of the road. The impact caused a Bobcat on the trailer to fall off and land on its back in the middle of the road. The driver of the paving machine was not injured.

An ambulance transported Gilbert to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Wildfong said the asphalt company had just completed working on a driveway and the crew was loading up their equipment.

The crash is still under investigation.



That skid steer will none the worse for wear, they are pretty tough machines...I'm betting the paving machine won the battle too.


ya, it said the bobcat was destroyed, i highly doubt that !!!


Perhaps the insurance company is the only one who needs to beleive it.

Tri-cities realist

That was some late night paving.


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